Lokmat Media Limited has appointed Bharatkumar Raut as editorial director. Raut joins Lokmat from a Marathi daily where he was editor in chief.
Raut has spent more than ten years in journalism and has worked with Doordarshan TV amongst other ventures. He was also elected as a member of parliament (Rajya Sabha) in March 2008.
Speaking on his appointment, Raut, said “The entire print media industry has witnessed a sea change in the past few years. The changing demographics of Indian Population and the growing literacy have brought newer challenges. With this new opportunity, my priority would be to take Lokmat group to greater heights in the new competitive environment. I look forward to this opportunity to contribute my skills and experience towards the growth of the company”
Speaking on the appointment of Raut, Rishi Darda, joint managing director, Lokmat Media said, “We are extremely glad to have Mr. Raut on board. We are confident that his experience across the industry would help Lokmat to reach another level of growth”